Thursday, April 28, 2005

Alex Barron

Alex Barron was selected by the St. Louis Rams as the 19th overall choice in the first round of picks. An extremely versatile offensive tackle, Barron is equally aggressive in run and pass plays. At 6’7, 320 pounds, Barron was one of the most influential people on the FSU line. On that same note, he was also one of the top choices out of offensive tackles registered for the draft.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


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DE Leonard Little spent the entire 2004 season with the weight of a drunken-driving charge on his shoulders. The uncertainty affected his play as much as the constant double teams and chip blocking he received for the first time in his career. His acquittal gives him a chance for a fresh start, and that should lead to improved play from his left end position in '05. Little remains one of the game's premier edge rushers, with an excellent burst complemented by good use of hands to ward off blockers. His leverage and underrated strength make him surprisingly effective against the run despite weighing only 261 pounds. But a breakthrough year by Anthony Hargrove at right end might have as much to do with an increased sack total by Little in '05 as anything.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Jammal Brown

Jammal Brown began his career as a defensive lineman and always imagined himself on the defensive side of the spectrum. After joining the Oklahoma Sooners, he was quickly changed to an offensive tackle. Brown has been one of the most prolific offensive tackles for the Sooners, only allowing 1 sack throughout the last two years. This thoroughly increased the stats of quarterback Jason White.

“I just know that I was always taught to not let anybody get near your quarterback, so that’s what I did. It’s a personal thing because you don’t want those guys just to beat you and all of the fingers will be pointing at you. So, I just make sure that no one comes close to him.”
- Jammal Brown

The Rams are looking towards the draft at possibly acquiring Brown. He recently visited the Rams. Brown would be a good fit to empower an offense that already is very resilient.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


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The team now knows it will have LE Leonard Little, who faced possible jail time before being acquitted of a drunken-driving charge, so it won't be forced to take an end in the first or second round. With 12 picks overall, look for some predraft or draft-day maneuvering. The team might send a sixth- or seventh-round pick to Miami for DT Jeff Zgonina, a former Ram who would provide leadership on the line and improve the depth. The team needs to get bigger in the front seven, so a wide-bodied defensive tackle could be selected.

Thursday, April 07, 2005


Last year, the Seattle Seahawks were building themselves up to advance over the St. Louis Rams. They put together a pretty strong team and used a hell of a lot of money in the process. This year it turns to the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards already pulled Chike Okeafor from Seattle and are not stopping there.

"People do crazy things just for the chance, the promise, of maybe having a better team. You say to yourself, 'Oh, if I make this move, sign this guy, I've got a chance to win.' And more often than not, you convince yourself to do it.”
- Arizona coach Dennis Green

Seattle made an effort to rule the NFC West and failed under the might of St. Louis. Can the Cards do it?